Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (606, 607, 608)

Dara Calleary

Question:

606. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the definition of the phrase targeted improvements as used in respect of the N26 and the N59 on page 40 of the national development plan; the proposed timeframe for such improvements; the likely investment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9395/18]

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Dara Calleary

Question:

607. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the recent fatality on the N5 at Swinford, County Mayo; the views of TII on the safety of this section of road in view of numerous accidents in recent years; the plans TII has to address the deficiencies on this section of the road; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9396/18]

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Dara Calleary

Question:

608. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the plans TII has to upgrade the surface of the N5 from Rathcroghan to Tulsk, County Roscommon in view of its unstable state; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9397/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 606 to 608, inclusive, together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects  is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.  Within its capital budget, the assessment and prioritisation of individual projects is a matter in the first instance for TII in accordance with Section 19 of the Roads Act.

Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputy's questions to TII for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A.
Question No. 609 answered with Question No. 604.